Messerschmitt Me 262 B-1a/U1
December 26, 2013 in Aviation
This is the Trumpeter 1/32 version of the Me 262 nightfighter. Rather than the modelling-standard of mottled camo, I wanted to replicate the in-theatre, brush-applied version, often seen in late-war photos (similar example in archive photo below).
This is an excellent kit, and while there are available any number of aftermarket items for it, the only thing I added were the belts since the Trumpeter belts are a hard, thick brass that don’t settle easily even after annealing.
Although displayed here as a ‘speciman build’, my intention was always to use it in a wreck diorama, hence some of the particular paint distress. Other acts of random thuggery will be visited on the airframe in due course
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